Lehman Center for the Performing Arts celebrates its 31st season with an exclusive New York City appearance by a true genius of vocal improvisation, ten-time GRAMMY Award winner Bobby McFerrin on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Since the 1980s, McFerrin has amazed audiences around the world with his four-octave range and his capacity for improvisation on par with the greatest jazz instrumentalists. At the same time, the sophistication and soulfulness of his singing put him in a class all his own.
His GRAMMY-winning “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” the first a cappella song to reach #1 on the charts, became an anthem across the globe.
McFerrin is a true vocal explorer who creates a cross-cultural amalgam of jazz, pop, R&B, classical and world music that celebrates the power and infinite possibilities of the human voice as he makes the audience a part of the creative process.
Bobby’s “greatest gift to audiences may be transforming a concert hall into a playground, a village center, a joyous space (The LA Times).” What Bobby McFerrin does is not an act; it’s spontaneous invention. Bobby’s legendary solo vocal performances have dazzled audiences all over the world and sent them home singing.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, N.Y. 10468.